Category Archives: Business/Corporate Law

Portland Event: HR 101 for Startups

The beginning of a startup is generally a small operation with contractual agreements between founders. But as it grows and starts adding employees, things become increasingly more complicated. Even the leanest of startups is covered by a myriad of state and … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to Be Your Startup’s Own Lawyer

Guest blog post from Josh King.  Of course you need a lawyer if you’re raising funds (and Joe is a brilliant choice for that).  And you need a lawyer if your business model revolves around something risky and untried – … Continue reading

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Can I Talk To the Press?

Q: My company is conducting a non-generally solicited offering under Rule 506(b). We have held our first closing and filed our Forms D with the SEC and various state securities departments. Now the press has picked up the Form D … Continue reading

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Can An S Corporation Issue Qualified Small Business Stock?

I am the founder of a company.  If I formed my startup as an S corporation, can I convert it to a C corporation before the end of this year and still get 1202 status for my founder stock? Answer: … Continue reading

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European Expansion: The Consultant Trap

By Sian Story Sian Story – Osborne Clarke – Palo Alto, CA– Sian is a UK qualified lawyer, advising US clients on UK and European employment and stock options matters, and is based in California. We all know that fast … Continue reading

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